The Home Depot will hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, in the parking lot. Food and drinks will be provided by The Home Depot.
The veterans organizations have purchased prizes (tools, chainsaw, grill) and there will be several drawings for these. The money for the raffle tickets will be donated to Sarge’s Place, The Outpost and Captain Joseph House. There will be representatives from the VFW, American Legion, Korean War Veterans and Marine Corps League in attendance.
Veteran service officers will be on site to answer questions about the VA. Everyone is welcome to come and visit!
Take aim at turkey shoot
American Legion Post 62 will host the annual Turkey Shoot at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Peninsula Long Rifles Shooting Range on Slab Camp Road outside of Sequim. This is for veterans only at a cost of $10 each.
You can use .22 caliber open sight rifles only, your own or one provided.
There will be three prizes. Each gets a frozen turkey breast. First is $75 gift card, second is a $50 gift card and third is a $25 gift card. There also will be door prize drawings.
Come on out and show us your shooting prowess! Call Carl at 775-1477 if you have questions.
Officers host meeting, picnic
The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is holding a membership drive/general meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Pioneer Memorial Park in Sequim.
There will be hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad. All attending are asked to bring a dessert for 10.
To RSVP or if you have questions, call me at 683-6419. All who have served as commissioned officers in the U.S. military are welcome.
VA resources for women vets
The VA has set up a new online, one-on-one chat service for women veterans. The chat service will help women veterans get answers to questions about VA benefits, eligibility and services.
Women veterans can go online to chat anonymously with a trained VA female staff member in the Women Veterans Call Center. Go to the Women Veterans Care website, www.va.gov/womenvet, and click on the “Chat with the Women Veterans Call Center” icon on the lower right side.
The service is available 8 a.m.-10 p.m. EST Monday-Friday, and from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. EST Saturdays. You do not have to be enrolled in the VA health system to use this.
Heroes and horseplay
Horsemanship for Heroes is looking for veterans and their family members over 5 years old to participate in a six-week program of fun, horseplay, friendship and riding.
The horses are gentle and friendly and the instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.
Classes are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays from Aug. 18-Sept. 22 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. This program is free, but they do need you to register and complete an enrollment packet.
Call Camp Beausite NW at 360-732-7222 to get started.
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